NSU Newsroom

SharkBytes

Horizons

This version of NSU News has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of NSU News, visit news.nova.edu.

This version of SharkBytes has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of SharkBytes, visit sharkbytes.nova.edu.

News Releases Archive

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

nova.edu/prmc

SharkBytes Archives

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

University School of NSU Yields Impressive Results at Broward County Science Fair

Do Men or Women Know More About Nutrition? What are the effects of turmeric on mealworms? Which color blocks the most UV light? These questions and more were asked and answered at University School of NSU when students in the Upper School prepared for a school Science Fair held in February.

In fields ranging from health and medicine to zoology and botany, students produced log books, scientific papers, and show boards with results from their extensive data research and discovery. Winners of the Science Fairs in each of these divisions were then entered into the Broward County Science Fair, a venue in which University School students have regularly received high rankings.

This year, our students won 8 awards (including 2 state finalists), placing second in the county! Congratulations to:

  • Dylan Weitzman placed 1st in Environmental Science. In addition to representing Broward County at the State Finals, Dylan received the Yale Science & Engineering Award, RICOH Award, and the South Florida Audubon Society Award. His project, Electromagnetic Oil Spill Cleanup, also received the attention of several environmentalists.
  • Aaron Kraslow placed 1st in Earth and Planetary Science. In addition to representing Broward County at the State Finals, Aaron received special awards from the U.S. Army and Navy as well as the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Association Award.

Additional Awards include:

  • Saahil Jain – 2nd place for his project Can Iron Fertilization Increase Phytoplankton Growth to Reduce Temperatures Via Carbon Sequestration?
  • Champe Barton – 2nd place for his project Effects of Winglets on the Airflow of an Airfoil
  • Eric Sopshin – 2nd place for his project Piano Playing Robotically Controlled Hand
  • Sarah Julius – 3rd place for her project Effects of Different Colored Lights on Planaria During Regeneration
  • Jamil Hakim – 3rd place for his project Hydraulic Binary Processor
  • Rachel Wallack – 3rd place for her project Do Men or Women Know More About Nutrition?
  • Jacobo Landman – Special Award from Florida Association of Science Teachers for his project The Power Balance Myth

State Finals will take place March 23-26, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.